WordFest 2010, a free evening conference for Kindergarten through college educators, comes to the Capital Area Intermediate Unit in Summerdale from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25.
Designed to explore best practices for teaching and encouraging reading and writing, WordFest is sponsored by the Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) headquartered at Penn State Harrisburg.
While the conference is free, CAWP is also joining with the Intermediate Unit to offer participants three Act 48 hours for a $30 fee. Attendees may select two workshops from a choice of interactive sessions presented by National Writing Project Fellows.
During the conference, presenters will conduct workshops about using an instructional framework to foster literacy; simple strategies for writing in content areas; peer editing; illustrations to engage students in creative writing; and writing in the science classroom.
WordFest sessions are structured to appeal to teachers who instruct various grade and content levels. More information is available at www.citl.hbg.psu.edu/cawp/. To register and receive Act 48 hours, visit the Professional Development section of the Capital Area Intermediate Unit website at www.caiu.org or phone 732-8400, ext. 8168.
Affiliated with the National Writing Project, CAWP is an outreach effort of the Penn State Harrisburg School of Behavioral Sciences and Education. For 28 years, CAWP has been committed to practicing and teaching writing as well as nurturing professional growth.